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The NRU blowdown test facility commissioning program

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Abstract

A major experimental program has been established at the Chalk River Nuclear Laboratories (CRL) that will provide essential data on the thermal and mechanical behaviour of nuclear fuel under abnormal reactor operating conditions and on the transient release, transport and deposition of fission product activity from severely degraded fuel. A number of severe fuel damage (SFD) experiments will be conducted within the Blowdown Test Facility (BTF) at CRL. A series of experiments are being conducted to commission this new facility prior to the SFD program. This paper describes the features and the commissioning program for the BTF. A development and testing program is described for critical components used on the reactor test section. In-reactor commissioning with a fuel assembly simulator commenced in 1989 June and preliminary results are given. The paper also outlines plans for future all-effects, in-reactor tests of CANDU-designed fuel. (author). 11 refs., 3 tabs., 7 figs.
Authors:
Walsworth, J A; Zanatta, R J; Yamazaki, A R; Semeniuk, D D; Wong, W; Dickson, L W; Ferris, C E; Burton, D H [1] 
  1. Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., Chalk River, ON (Canada). Chalk River Nuclear Labs.
Publication Date:
Dec 31, 1989
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
INIS-mf-14668; CONF-890696-
Reference Number:
SCA: 420500; PA: AIX-27:014922; EDB-96:047392; SN: 96001545996
Resource Relation:
Conference: 10. annual conference of the Canadian Nuclear Association: nuclear fission--halfway to the first century, Ottawa (Canada), 4-7 Jun 1989; Other Information: PBD: 1989; Related Information: Is Part Of Proceedings of the 29th annual conference of the Canadian Nuclear Association and 10th annual conference of the Canadian Nuclear Society. V. 1-3; Harvey, M.; Fehrenbach, P.J. [eds.]; PB: [1200] p.
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; IN PILE LOOPS; DESTRUCTIVE TESTING; BLOWDOWN; FUEL ASSEMBLIES; LOSS OF COOLANT; NRU REACTOR; NUCLEAR FUELS; REACTOR OPERATION
OSTI ID:
190018
Research Organizations:
Canadian Nuclear Association, Toronto, ON (Canada); Canadian Nuclear Society, Toronto, ON (Canada)
Country of Origin:
Canada
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0706-1293; ISSN 0227-1907; Other: ON: DE96612627; TRN: CA9500354014922
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as DE96612627
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
pp. 15.30-15.37
Announcement Date:

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Citation Formats

Walsworth, J A, Zanatta, R J, Yamazaki, A R, Semeniuk, D D, Wong, W, Dickson, L W, Ferris, C E, and Burton, D H. The NRU blowdown test facility commissioning program. Canada: N. p., 1989. Web.
Walsworth, J A, Zanatta, R J, Yamazaki, A R, Semeniuk, D D, Wong, W, Dickson, L W, Ferris, C E, & Burton, D H. The NRU blowdown test facility commissioning program. Canada.
Walsworth, J A, Zanatta, R J, Yamazaki, A R, Semeniuk, D D, Wong, W, Dickson, L W, Ferris, C E, and Burton, D H. 1989. "The NRU blowdown test facility commissioning program." Canada.
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title = {The NRU blowdown test facility commissioning program}
author = {Walsworth, J A, Zanatta, R J, Yamazaki, A R, Semeniuk, D D, Wong, W, Dickson, L W, Ferris, C E, and Burton, D H}
abstractNote = {A major experimental program has been established at the Chalk River Nuclear Laboratories (CRL) that will provide essential data on the thermal and mechanical behaviour of nuclear fuel under abnormal reactor operating conditions and on the transient release, transport and deposition of fission product activity from severely degraded fuel. A number of severe fuel damage (SFD) experiments will be conducted within the Blowdown Test Facility (BTF) at CRL. A series of experiments are being conducted to commission this new facility prior to the SFD program. This paper describes the features and the commissioning program for the BTF. A development and testing program is described for critical components used on the reactor test section. In-reactor commissioning with a fuel assembly simulator commenced in 1989 June and preliminary results are given. The paper also outlines plans for future all-effects, in-reactor tests of CANDU-designed fuel. (author). 11 refs., 3 tabs., 7 figs.}
place = {Canada}
year = {1989}
month = {Dec}
}